What was most depressing is hearing two things, from when last I posted: 1. That the "Ultimate" Spidey line might be shut down. Like many others, I regarded that series as a PERFECTLY acceptable "restart" point for new readers. Plus, it had such an honestly entertaining run. 2. Joe being a "Gwen-aholic". I'm sorry, but in retrospect, Gwen and Peter had a terrible relationship, and I much preferred reading about Mary Jane and Peter's married lives. Go ahead, and read some of the old collections; Gwen was a bland damsel in distress, "Flighty Blond"-type. About the only things she did that were worthy of notice were to get killed, and to screw Peter up for a while. Hmm... Wait, maybe the latter reason is why Joe loves Gwen so much!